dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


1 definition found
 for started
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  start \start\ (st[aum]rt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. started; p. pr.
     & vb. n. starting.] [OE. sterten; akin to D. storten to
     hurl, rush, fall, G. st["u]rzen, OHG. sturzen to turn over,
     to fall, Sw. st["o]rta to cast down, to fall, Dan. styrte,
     and probably also to E. start a tail; the original sense
     being, perhaps, to show the tail, to tumble over suddenly.
     [root]166. Cf. Start a tail.]
     1. To leap; to jump. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise,
        pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a
        voluntary act.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And maketh him out of his sleep to start. --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I start as from some dreadful dream.  --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Keep your soul to the work when ready to start
              aside.                                --I. Watts.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              But if he start,
              It is the flesh of a corrupted heart. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to
        begin; as, to start in business.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              At once they start, advancing in a line. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              At intervals some bird from out the brakes
              Starts into voice a moment, then is still. --Byron.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a
        seam may start under strain or pressure.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     To start after, to set out after; to follow; to pursue.
  
     To start against, to act as a rival candidate against.
  
     To start for, to be a candidate for, as an office.
  
     To start up, to rise suddenly, as from a seat or couch; to
        come suddenly into notice or importance.
        [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org